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are using military technology to stay ahead of the game. the british sports pursuit of marginal gains may have reached new heights. the olympic tae kwon do medalist is in a flight simulator. this facility is normally reserved for pilots of fighter jets, but the technology may prove useful in sports. >> making split-second decisions is what the sport is about. if we can use this technology to help us with our sports, i can see i have made amazing games -- gains. >> this form of technology could give him a winning edge. with a partnership -- they are developing a new training edge for fight and flight situation. costs tens ofse millions of pounds, and they are one of the best fighter jets in the world. but how is the state of technology like this helping the elite sporting performers? >> wind tunnels have been used by paralympic and scum a as this racing wheel promises to increase acceleration for wheelchair athletes. >> in some areas we are leading the world and you can see that with our international competitors, about what they say. we have a step -- we have to be a step ahead going into
advertising and something they built technology for old, also something they have advertiser relationships around and something they have a whole big honking sales force. they have a hugh money guess team and huge resources behind that effort over at yahoo!. they're at a place today, yahoo! and marissa and her team today are looking for a future for yahoo!, path forward and growth for that business. and that's where they saw a huge opportunity in this median at work that we were buildingment and what marissa showed me, what their team showed us was an opportunity for yahoo! to help us fuel in a huge way its development of that network and the development of our ad business. >> what will tumblr be like? >> hopefully we get this right, it will be home to the most aspiring and talented creators all over the world. something that we've already started to do. i want to see all of them, not just calling tumblr their home but truly proud of the stuff that they're making, the stuff that they're creating on tumblr. the consume he -- consumer behavior so, what regular people out there in the world
but that isn't stopping many of america's farmers from investing in the next big thing in farming, technology. >>> but first, here is a check on how the international markets closed today . >>> it looks like the website of the new york times was hacked. it was down today and the newspaper's vice president of corporate communications said the outage was most likely the result of a quote, malicious external attack. they are working to get the site up again. >>> more troubles for america's largest bank. the u.s. government is demanding $6 billion from jp morgan chase to settle allegations it misrepresented the risks of some mortgage backed securities sold to fannie mae and freddie mac before the financial crisis. later, many investments went back. in a lawsuit against jp morgan and other banks, the finance agaency said the bank over statd the ability of the borrowers to repay their mortgage loans, end quote. in this article, jp morgan is saying it will resist paying that big a penalty. >>> more good news to tell you about in housing. home prices in june shot up 12.1% from the same month last yea
expert review. a panel of experts currently in power to review the impact of technology on security, on privacy, and on foreign policy, then issue its interim report on this technology by october and a final report by december. question, how would you describe president obama's change of position since june when he said, quote unquote, the right balance was struck between privacy and security and his new reform. balance them both out r. the president's views regarding privacy evolving, or is this a massive presidential about turn, a flip-flop? ellen. >> i don't think president obama wanted to be the democratic president that expanded the national security state, and the various disclosures that have come out since he made those initial statements in june saying he was okay with the balance has indicated that the, you know, spying, if you will, on americans is more widespread than we all initially thought. and so i think he's open to reigning this in. those are all reasonable steps you outlined. i imagine congress is looking at a way. but i still think he's not going to back away fro
that is one tough nut to crack. figure out how to deploy smart grid technology. it is one of more than 130 smart grid projects in 44 states. the 300 homeowners are connected to the conventional grid. but are trying out added features. sort of like the first families to get digital cable. >> this is real similar to a pharmaceutical clinical trials effort but it is on electricity and consumer electronics. >> former austin city councilman runs the project with federal stimulus money with help from utilities, corporations and charitable foundations. washington has invested $3.4 billion to help develop smart grid technologies nationwide. the private sector has ponied up an additional $4.7 billion. >> when you say we are developing a smart grid that implies what we have is a dumb grid. is it dumb? >> when you have a mechanical grid of mechanical devices that have to be individually read and something goes wrong how do you find out about it? >> and that was a big part of the problem at the end of june when a swath of powerful thunderstorms spawned so-called windstorms that knocked down thousands
, in technology, that never happens. happened to the stock market value angered investors. it was worth over $500 billion. apple's was worth just 15 billion and google hadn't even made its stock market debut. today, apple is way ahead, worth over 450 billion and google's value has outstripped that of microsoft. its shares per up on the news of ballmer's and. last autumn, the embattled chief executive told me he was not complacent. >> everybody will always say that there is a chance to do better in any company. we will continue to work hard as a company to improve. >> for all of his enthusiasm, windows eight and the new surface tablet have not really excited consumers. now, microsoft is looking for a new boss who can point the company towards a more innovative future. >> the search is on at microsoft. starting tomorrow, a series of events will be held to mark the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. martin luther king delivered his famous i have a dream speech. from coast-to-coast, there are many murals bearing king's image. one photographer has spent the last 30 years traveling across ame
of 21st-century technology. it is called the one tablet per child policy, an attempt to help classrooms leapfrog from blackboards to the touchscreen digital age. having a tablet is an exciting novelty, but is it more than that? you have got a lot of parents. what are you doing with the kids? there aren't games all the time. is this a learning tool? this is not a game. it is a learning tool. and they need to learn how to use the tool properly. >> this is an immensely ambitious scheme. issue one of these tablet computers to every single one of the children, and they are expensive, but is it what thailand needs? after all, this is a country that spends more of its budget on education than any other, and yet it's children come out of school with poor were educations. saturday morning at the tutorial school in bangkok, and these children have come in the hundreds to catch up on chemistry. there is a reputation for getting high school students through their exams, and the class is always packed. they and their anxious parents would not be there if they thought the teachers at their regular sc
for this icon neck technology question. >> how much do you thing. >> reporter: microsoft's biggest salesman and cheerleader, now he's on his way out. the companion announced within 12 months it will name ballmer's successor. he build it up and defended office since he took over the ceo seat in 2000. the stock is down 40% but revenue and profit are higher. microsoft fell behind in music, smart phones and tablets. >> all ceos have the same job. i don't have a different economic situation to deal with than the guys that run competitors. so in a sense you could say whatever happens to the economy happens, we got to win with a great product, great brand, great invasion. >> reporter: ballmer didn't win and that's especially true of the iphone. >> he essentially treated it like a toy, a flash in the pan and did not do anything, even though microsoft was already in the phone software business, did not do anything to really change their projectorry. >> reporter: he planned to stay until around the time his youngest son finishes high school, which is three years from now. he said the company needs a
opened in 2012, focuses on an educational mix known as s.t.e.a.m. science, technology, engineering, the arts, and maths. it currently serves elementary students but the goal is to expand coverage through 12th grade. >> i grew up in foster homes. i grew up in very, very tough situations. i used to fight a lot. i used to get suspended. and so i see a lot of myself in these boys. and i see the genius in a lot of the these kids. i know that it only takes a few people to just give someone the encouragement that they need to really thrive. >> kids start every morning with breakfast then line up to repeat their morning affirmations known as the scholar holler. >> who are we? >> we are leaders! we are empowered! >> who's ready to learn? >> we are! >> the school offers a homework club, aeronautics class, help forring in medicine and science. the goal is to make sure all the needs of african-american boys are met. >> if you had not received the kind of support as a boy that you are providing to these african-american boys at this school, where would you be today? >> i'd be in san quentin. or
foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the united states insisted today it is "undeniable" that syria's rulers gassed their own people last week, just outside damascus. that was coupled with new warnings of repercussions yet to opportunit jeervemake no mistake, presidene accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons. >> from secretary of state john kerry, a warning, there is no doubt that it happened. >> the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, killing of women and children and innocent bystander is a moral on sen tir. for five days syria refused to let the u.n instead it attacked the area further, shelling it and systematically are destroying evidence. that is not the behavior of a vernment that has nothing to h
. of communications, just because of the way technology has evolved, are bundled together. and so you may end up with abune some small portion of it contains information that is responsive to what n.s.a. is looking for with its foreign intelligence filters, but they have to hand over the whole bundle of communications, which may also include wholly domestic communications. decouple some of these sets of communications. gorman, "wall street journal," >> ifill: next: a second look at the story of a chicago theater company where the scripts are drawn from the real lives of the young performers. jeffrey brown has the story. >> i did it! i really did it. i ran away! i felt guilty as i was leaving. >> reporter: in a new play called "home/land", two young lovers-- played by two teenagers-- leave behind their small village in mexico for a long and dangerous trip to the united states. >> mami will be sad, but we'll get married and they'll forgive us. >> reporter: it's a scene that tells of the pain and promise of one kind of immigrant experience. >> tell me our story andres. tell me how this happened, ho
. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> suarez: president obama took aim at the soaring cost of college today with an ambitious plan to rate schools and link tuition prices to federal financial aid. >> a higher education is the single best investment you can make in your future. >> suarez: the president unveiled his proposal before a crowd of more than 7,000 at the university of buffalo, in upstate new york. >> at a time when a higher education has never been more important or more expensive, too many students are facing a choice that they should never have to make. either they say no to college and pay the price for not getting a degree-- and that's a price that lasts a lifetime-- or you do what it takes to go to college, but then you run the risk that you won't b
by slipping on some goggles. how will virtual reality technology transform our culture? economics correspondent paul solman takes a closer look on making sense. all that and more is on our website newshour.pbs.org. margaret? >> woodruff: and again to our honor roll of american service personnel killed in the afghanistan conflict. we add them as their deaths are made official and photographs become available. here, in silence, are seven more. >> warner: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. but before we go, a reminder: the news doesn't stop on friday, and soon, neither will the "newshour." starting in september, join our own hari sreenivasan every saturday and sunday for a 30-minute look at the latest news from around the nation and the world. the all-new "pbs newshour weekend" premieres on saturday, september 7. for more information, visit pbs.org. i'm margaret warner. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. "washington week" can be seen later this evening on most pbs stations. we'll see you online and again here monday evening. have a nice weekend. thank you and good night. >> majo
in the speech, you have technology that has reduced manufacturing jobs that used to be a foothold into the middle class, that has reduced things like bank tellers or travel agents that used to provide a good middle-class livelihood, and the new jobs that have been produced don't pay as much. you've got global comp tirkz jobs being shipped overseas. all these things reduce the leverage workers have and as a consequence it's a lot harder for every worker-- black, white, hispanic, asian-- to ask for a raise, and employers know that. and companies are making great profits, but they're not reinvesting. so what we need to do is to go back to a principle that if you look at our economic history has always been the case-- when we have braut based growth, when the middle class does well, when people at the bottom have a shot, it turns out that's good for everybody. it's good for folks at the top. it's good for businesses because now they have people spend manager money. and a lot of what i'll be talking about over the next several months is specific steps, whether helping keep down the cos
science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the united states worked today to firm up the intelligence behind claims that syria used chemical weapons and to win support for a possible military strike. meanwhile, a united nations team began wrapping up its own efforts to find out just what happened last week, in a suburb of the syrian capital. outside damascus, u.n. inspectors made a third trip to the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack. collecting samples in gas masks and protective gear, while the u.n. secretary general, ban ki- moon, said their mission is nearly over. he spoke in vienna. >> they will continue investigation activities until tomorrow, friday and will come out of syria by saturday morning, and will report to me as soon as they come out of syria. >> brown: the inspect
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